Our hugely successful Ring of Kerry tour is based in the heart of south west Ireland in the town of Killarney and certainly is one of our firm favourites! Here, amidst the mountains and peninsulas, one will find simply breath-taking scenery and arguably, some of the world’s friendliest folk!
The 3 star Gleneagle Hotel is situated on the edge of Killarney National Park. Bright and traditionally furnished en-suite rooms include free WiFi and satellite TV and have a hairdryer, along with tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel also has its own pub with traditional music every night and impressive leisure facilities include large indoor swimming pool. Lifts serve all floors
Sunday Our door to door service takes you from your home to the waiting Club Class coach for the journey to South Wales during which a light breakfast is served. At Pembroke we board the afternoon sailing to Rosslare, relax and enjoy the hospitality in the comfortable Club Lounge. We reach our overnight hotel in Wexford in time for a later dinner.
Monday After breakfast we take the road to Waterford then follow the River Suir to Clonmel. Now a truly scenic drive over the Knockmealdown Mountains and along the glorious Vee, for spectacular views, to spend time in the busy market town of Fermoy. This afternoon a lovely riverside drive takes us to Mallow before arriving in Killarney mid afternoon. We have plenty of time to settle in to our holiday hotel, the Gleneagle, where on arrival we are given a voucher for a cup of tea or coffee to use at our convenience.
Tuesday A full day excursion around the ‘Ring of Kerry’ with its rugged Atlantic coastline and majestic mountains. This must surely be one of Europe’s finest scenic areas. We will visit Killorgin, Cahirseevin and Waterville making a stop at a traditional pub where there will be time for lunch before returning over Molls Gap to Killarney.
WednesdayWe include a morning visit to magnificent Muckross House for a guided tour. The rest of the day we spend at leisure, a chance to perhaps ride in a ‘jaunting car’ ride and take a cruise on the lake plus time to explore Killarney itself.
Thursday Another day of wonderful scenery. Our first visit is to the charming town of Tralee, for a short visit, before continuing around the beautiful Dingle Peninsular. The roads are lined by fuchsia hedges and the Atlantic views as we drive around rugged Slea Head are unforgettable. We include time in Dingle before the return to Killarney.
Friday A leisurely breakfast before our drive along the south coast. From Killarney we head for Cobh Harbour where we visit the Queenstown Story. Here we retrace the steps of the unfortunate Irish who emigrated from Ireland on coffin ships then on steamers including the Titanic, in fact this was her last port of call on her ill-fated journey. This afternoon we continue our drive to the east coast returning to our overnight hotel in Wexford, arriving well in time for dinner.
Saturday After an early breakfast we set out for the morning ferry taking us back to Pembroke. We return to our home area via South Wales and the Midlands arriving home this evening.
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